Them yoots (us) and the health care debate

Trust this man with your democracy.

The Bus has long been a fan of smart people, and one of the smartest we know is a gentleman by the name of Matt Singer. Matt’s a Montanan, rocks cowboy boots like it’s his job, and reps young people politically nationwide. Matt recently put up an article on the Future Majority blog (which is required reading for national level yoot political business) about the ongoing health care debate and how it’s related to young people. And yes, it’s a doozy.

The bottom line: it’s improvement, but younger people will not be seeing the same benefits as older generations. Basically, there may be a Medicare buy-in option, aka a form of the public option, but it would only be open to folks between 55 and 64. To quote the wondrous Mr. Singer, “young voters got a public option… for their parents.” Ouch.

It’s informative to keep the national debate in mind as we move towards the legislative session in Olympia. Sometimes even the best ideas don’t capture every person’s priorities, but that doesn’t mean we as a generation have to sit anything out. Keep that in mind… we’re going to be announcing some exciting Oly developments next week. It’s a good thing.


1 Response to “Them yoots (us) and the health care debate”

  1. December 11, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    oh no! no free stuff for young people? somebody should go into the obamacare soup kitchen and have a chat with the head chef. there is a fly in my soup! ;-p

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